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Re: NetworkManager user agent

From: Robert Locke <lists_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Oct 04 2011 - 23:59:36 GMT
To: users@lists.fedoraproject.org

On Tue, 2011-10-04 at 17:52 -0400, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> Robert Locke writes:
>
> > On Tue, 2011-10-04 at 01:01 -0400, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> > > When selecting a previously unknown wireless network, I am not getting
> > > prompted for the password. NetworkManager just complains in
> > > /var/log/messages that "Access point {name} has security, but secrets are
> > > required", then gives up.
> > >
> > > I figured out that I can launch nm-connection-editor, and find my way to an
> > > obscure dialog where I can enter the wireless password, but this seems
> > > wrong. As I recall, selecting an previously unknown network from nm-applet,
> > > should result in me being automatically prompted for the password,
> > directly.
> > >
> > > Some googling found this:
> > >
> > > http://projects.gnome.org/NetworkManager/developers/migrating-to-09/ref-
> > migrating.html#id565872
> > >
> > > So, which package contains the user agent that prompts for wireless
> > password?
> > >
> >
> > For me, downloading the packages from the following fixed the problem:
> >
> > https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/NetworkManager-0.9.1.90-3.git20110927.fc15
> >
> > Not sure if it has hit updates-testing yet....
>
> My problem is not this crash.
>
> I simply don't get prompted for an access point's password. I don't think
> that my nm-applet crashes, as this bug is reporting, if it crashed I'd
> expect my abrt to be squawking about it.
>
> I just don't get the password prompt.
>
>

Correct. If you look at the changelog, not the bug report, you'll see
that a packaging error removed a necessary file. Your other alternative
is to install one of the -devel packages from the currently released
NetworkManager packages, but that brings a fair amount of "baggage" of
other -devel packages....

And, yes, I was experiencing the *same* non-prompting problem, not any
sort of "crash". The non-prompting was preventing my VPN connectivity in
addition to being unable to connect to new, secured wireless APs.

But feel free to wait for this to get fixed in a new, released
NetworkManager at some future undetermined date....

--Rob

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